Creativity is: trusting that my own observations are worthwhile, creating the space for them to present themselves to me, and honoring the universal source from which they spring. I also try to never become too attached to my ideas. Reality refreshes itself every moment, so creativity should too!
"Gabrielle Louise is eclectic, eccentric, seductive, flexible, literate and a plethora of other descriptive adjectives that pertain to music and creativity and yet there is no pinning down this woman, no way to sum her up in one word. She manages to blend seemingly disparate styles of music and lyrics into a captivating blend...a homogenous mix of folk, bluegrass, and jazz...Her voice is going to make time stand still in that it is full, rich and has great nuance in it... [If the Static Clears is] A beautifully crafted disc in every possible way that will keep you entertained as well as shining for long periods."
(Bob Gottlieb/NO DEPRESSION)...
1: What artist would you most love to work with?
2: What instrument brings you the most joy?
Tuba. :) I mean, art is all about contrast, right?
3: What was the worst advice?
"Have a backup plan." Poo on that. Do what you love!
4: What was your first concert?
I'm not sure I can remember clearly, but my mom yanked me up on stage often at a venue called Bongo Billy's in Salida, Colorado when I was about 12. She and I were a duo act at that point, called "MotherGabrielle." Those shows were of the first, if not the original public presentations of my music. :)
5: What/where is the best road food?
Every time I stop anywhere in Humboldt County I seem to eat something made from magic and love.
6: What’s the best music advice you ever got?
Don't judge your career progress until you've been at it a decade.
7: Who is your most surprising inspiration?